Give yourself something to smile about this Valentine’s Day

Written by Nigel Simpkins

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching our thoughts turn to that all-important date and what we will wear, where we will go and how we are going to smile when we aren’t confident with our teeth. Unfortunately, this is an issue for so many people. It’s not just Valentine’s Day but many occasions throughout the year when we are reminded of why we don’t like smiling and wish there was something we could do to change that. London City Smiles take a look at dental veneers and how they could help you to restore your confidence this Valentine’s Day. 

Restoring your smile

There are many reasons that you might be unhappy with your smile. For some it may be an issue that can only be resolved with orthodontic work and lengthy procedures which aim to realign the teeth over a period of time. For others, it could be as simple as one slightly discoloured or misshapen tooth which can be remedied with dental veneers.

What are veneers?

The term veneer literally means to cover something with a fine layer of material. When it comes to furniture it means a fine layer of wood, when it comes to teeth, dental veneers are fine layers of porcelain that are laid over the teeth. While it may sound like a complicated procedure it is actually much easier than you think.

How are they applied?

In the first instance the consultant will need to take impressions of the upper or lower jaw to allow them to build a replica mould. Once this is done veneers are made to specifically fit you, matching both the shape and shade of your existing teeth that aren’t being veneered. These fine layers of porcelain are applied to each tooth using material that is designed to keep the veneer in place. Now this is a non-invasive, simple procedure which will restore your teeth to their former state. It can be done quickly and painlessly and will have you smiling in no time at all.

Why might you need dental veneers?

There are several reasons that you might want to consider dental veneers:

  • Discoloured teeth – if yours have become stained or discoloured over time, having veneers on all of your visible teeth means that you can choose to go a lighter shade and really restore the brightness and whiteness.
  • Spaced out teeth – a diastema is a gap that forms between the two front teeth. Now many people consider it to be lucky and Madonna is one person who has such a feature. She actually chooses to live with hers but many don’t like it and want to get rid of it. Having veneers that are wider than the teeth allow you to fill in the gap and any other small gaps you may have.
  • Damaged or cracked teeth – if you have damaged teeth from decay, cracks or chips then dental veneers will hide a multitude of problems. The veneer will cover weaknesses making the tooth look as it once did before it sustained damage.
  • Crooked teeth – if they are misaligned but not so much that they need orthodontic attention, you could benefit from having veneers made and fitted. You can even out the appearance of your teeth with this simple procedure.

For some the need for veneers is quite prominent and it is easy to see why you might want to consider this treatment. For others, it may be something that is barely noticeable but that doesn’t sit well with you. In this instance, you could choose to have dental veneers to make your teeth absolutely perfect. Some choose to make their smile as white as possible, even whiter than their original teeth. The important thing is that it is your smile and you need to be comfortable with it! If you want to look your best this Valentine’s Day then dental veneers could be the perfect solution for you. Contact London City Smiles to give yourself something to smile about this Valentine’s Day.